Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids

The advent in 2000 of the PCV7 vaccine to battle bacteria that causes pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis (blood infection) in children has caused notable...

Discharge Plan Cuts Hospital Readmissions, Patient Costs

Patients who receive detailed after-hospital care instructions are 30 percent less likely to readmitted to the hospital or to visit the emergency department than...

Health: Preventive Medicine

With all the improvements we’ve seen over the last few years in health care, whether through treatment or preventive medicine, heart disease remains the...

High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy causes permanent changes in the fetal brain that can result in overeating and obesity early in life, according...

Heart Group Rips Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco products are not safe alternatives to smoking and could increase not only the risk of certain cancers , but also the risk...

Blood Sugar Test May Also Aid Diabetes Detection

A widely used test to monitor blood sugar levels in people with diabetes could help identify millions of people with undetected diabetes, according to...

Exercise & Your Mental Health An Overview

The evidence that using exercise regimens is effective in treating negative emotional and mental states is building. In the last ten years, several review...

Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease

Patients are being recruited for a clinical trial of a new targeted radiation and chemotherapy protocol for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung's...

Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment For Symptoms

If you have allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or stinging insect allergies, you may be a good candidate for allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy. That's...

Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Scientists say they've spotted a brain region that selectively emphasizes certain sounds, such as the sound of a familiar voice calling a person's name. Researchers...

Inflammation Can’t Explain Depression’s Link to Heart Disease

Depression is known to hike the risk of cardiovascular disease, but don't put all the blame on any concurrent rise in inflammation. So concludes a...

Many Stroke Survivors Don’t Take Lifesaving Meds

About one-fifth of ischemic stroke survivors don't take medications that can reduce their risk of another stroke, a U.S. study has found.Ischemic stroke is...

Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States

Americans are continuing to get fat, with obesity rates nudging upwards in 28 states over the past year, a new report shows. "More than two-thirds...

US Mental Health Experts Urge Focus On Early Treatment

The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent millions of people with psychological problems, including children and teens, from receiving effective treatment...

Doctor Fixed Data on Autism?

Many studies have shown no link between vaccines and autism; now it appears that the one study that did show a link may have...

NEW YWN FEATURE, WEEKLY HEALTH COLUMN

As YWN is constantly searching for new features to add to the website, we have decided to start posting weekly columns, editorials, and 'op-eds'. The...

Maklev: It Takes too Long to See a Specialist In israel

The State Ombudsman Committee convened on Tuesday in light of complaints regarding the waiting period for patients seeking to meet with a medical specialist...

Beilinson Performs its First ‘Incompatible’ Kidney Transplant

Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah performed a kidney transplant on 19-year-old Ortal Machlav, who was a dialysis patient for about 18 months...